DIY desk

Anya Jensen17th June 2016

My home has undergone a bit of transformation lately. I purchased a new sofa, which completely changed my lounge (more to come on that later) and my workspace was in dire need of an update. So I had a look around, and found something right up my street. Up-cycled and pretty much free. The Mr. had his work cut out getting the wooden board home, but the results speak for themselves. I am utterly delighted with my new work space. The look I went for was simplistic industrial with a bit of a whimsical twist.

DIY desk by Anya adores design

DIY desk by Anya adores design

This is what I used for the DIY DESK:

  •  Wooden scaffolding board.  For the look I was after, it had to be worn (I found mine at an old salvage yard)
  •  Trestle legs – mine are from IKEA but these from HAY are lovely too
  •  Sandpaper to smoothen the edges of the board (if needed – mine is raw)
  •  That’s pretty much it. All I did was to make the trestle legs, and get the Mr. to lift the scaffold board on top – done and dusted.

    DIYdesk by Anyaadoresdesign copy

    What do you think?? Your type of look or way to industrial? I absolutely love it, but I had to convince my family a little bit. The Mr. was ok with the idea, but I’m not sure he had the vision before he saw it. But it’s defo a keeper – for now – until I have another crazy idea I guess 🙂

    DIY desk by Anya adores design

    My stuff – if you fancy buying some of it for yourself:

    Bamboo Basket: Søstrene Grene, Chair: Louis Ghost Kartell, Vintage Bank boxes: from here, Frame  & Kubus: By Lassen, Photographic Art: Vee Speers via VisseVasse, Chanel Print: vintage, Vogue Print: NYC, Candles: NEOM & Diptique, Smoked glass hurricane: Søstrene Grene, Marble pencil holder: thrifted, Vintage Camera from my grandfather.

Comments (4)

  • ivanasworld

    17th June 2016 at 20:14

    Beautiful work space 🙂 Love the details and the interior design 🙂

    1. Anya J

      22nd June 2016 at 20:20

      Dear Ivana,
      Thank you very much. It is incredibly easy to make – so just get going, easier than you think.


  • Eileen Peters

    17th June 2016 at 17:36

    Hi, Anya, did you make that? Such a lovely office. I love the metal boxes you have – are they from a bank vault?
    Happy Friday my friend ,


    1. Anya J

      22nd June 2016 at 20:21

      Hi Eileen,

      Yes, I think the boxes used to be used in banks, they are soo cool and I love them.

      A xx

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